SATURDAY 15 JANUARY
De Verdieping, 21.00-05.00, €15 (pre-sale) / €17 (door)
January is traditionally a cultural lull in Amsterdam. It’s a time for regrouping, re-nesting and reacquainting. Apart from a couple of big specials (Eurosonic and IFFR), less bands hit the road and fewer locals are willing to take a chance, leaving venues deserted and speakers silent. But pleasingly there’s a new player in Amsterdam making a break for it this month.
Fiber Festival was a brilliant idea bubbling away throughout 2010, only getting the opportunity to fully erupt this month. This one-day gathering of audio and visual experimentalists and thinkers are setting up in De Verdieping, with art, noise and talk taking priority in the Day programme, and audio and visual performances ramping up in the Night programme (Night tickets also include entry to the Clone party upstairs, but you won’t necessarily wanna disconnect from the Fiber too soon). The sonic action includes:
This Dutch audio-visual composer works with a software tool called Versum. With this he creates three-dimensional works in real-time. Now, you can’t say that’s not intriguing.
This electronic producer creates minimal sounds existing in various places between techno and dub. Away from the dancefloor his soundscape productions take inspiration from ’70s dub.
A son of the bass generation, expect a DJ set that plays with the eclecticism of the middle ground that exists between dubstep and techno.
One of the heftiest sets of the day, this Frisian DJ embraces the full-hearted beats of Berlin and Chicago, aiming to hypnotise dancers throughout a 2.5 hour set.
A DJ set from the Amsterdam-based spinner, pitting crunchy minimalist beat vibes with arcs of melody. He’ll be accompanied visually by the algorithmic visions of Living Room.
Course, it’s not just .Pim who’s armed with visual aids. Throughout the Night programme, artists will be lighting the columned industrial space of De Verdieping. These include: Daan Kars and Jessica Dreu, who’ll be bringing analogue warmth to the Mohlao set, and DeFrame, a collective of visual artists known for their innovative and space-specific approach to video. As part of this, expect fibres, mapping and spatial projections by Lume, Lucidlien, SITD and Jessica Dreu.Tweet